Dante is a resident of Soleanna in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). A friendly, easy-going young man, he is the owner of a shop in the Forest where Buggies are available for hire. He allows customers to try out his vehicles by taking part in a Ring Race, an activity where one must steer the Buggy through orange rings on the field - this requires good driving skills. Dante awards prizes to those who manage to pass through all the rings in the race.
In the Shadow Episode, Dante gives Shadow his fifth Town Mission. He encourages him to take part in a Ring Race, in which he must drive the Buggy through every ring on the course within a time limit whilst avoiding crates.